Art at the Schoolhouse: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 to 28, Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. While visiting the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, also visit Christianson's historic 1888 Schoolhouse for a show of local artists from the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild. In its sixth season, the show features outdoor metal garden art, stained-glass garden stakes, paintings, tiles, jewelry, cards, photography and more. For more information, call 360-466-3821 or go to www.christiansonsnursery.com.
EARTH: This event will feature a variety of media including paintings, sculpture, mixed media, video, fabric, and digital art. A site specific installation by Richard Evans will fill an alcove on the second floor of the Bayview Cash Store and 10 Whidbey Island artists will share their dreams, doubts and desires as they relate to the environment. The artists' reception, open to the public, is 1 to 4 p.m. April 7 at the Bayview Cash Store., 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. Earth is on view through May 5. For more information call Marian Myszkowski at 360-321-4145.
Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St. No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648; www.artsofsnohomish.org.The gallery is introducing three new artists: jewelers Jim and Debbie Beem; mixed media artist Geraldine Banes and wildlife artist Judy Sullivan.
Christopher Framing & Gallery: 537 Main St.,Edmonds; 425-778-5150; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "Splash of Spring" is a new exhibit of pastels by Northwest artist Ann Davenport. Up through April 16.
Cole Gallery & Artist Supplies: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-697-2787; www.colegallery.net; fine finger art painter Iris Scott shows new works in the exhibit "The Thailand Collection," that includes bright street scenes and animals; Up through April 16.
Edmonds Arts Festival Museum Gallery: Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; 425-771-1984. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. "Selected Work" by former Edmonds Arts Commissioners is the theme of the current exhibit with pieces by Win Bainbridge, Crisse Bennett, Pamela B. Harold, Donna Leavitt and Darlene McLellan; through May 4.
A mixed media exhibit by King's High School art students in the McDevitt Young Artists Display Case; through June 3.
Edmonds Library: 650 Main St., Edmonds; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; artist Sheila Theodoratos' brightly colored pencil drawings will be on displaythrough April 30.
Edmonds Museum: 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-774-0900. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. "The Owl & the Woodpecker" presents photographs from Paul Bannick, who examines the intertwined life histories of owls and woodpeckers with 15 photographic prints of owl and woodpecker species found in the Pacific Northwest, along with text panels, and bird calls and drumming sound recordings by audio-naturalist Martyn Stewart; on view through April 14.
Everett Community College: The Russell Day Gallery, 2000 Tower St.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays; closed Saturdays and Sundays; www.everettcc.edu/. "Sun and Earth: 93 Million Miles in 8 Minutes" was created by EvCC Russell Day Gallery Director Greg Kammer with help from EvCC astronomy instructor Andrew Vanture. This video exhibition uses two full-wall video projections to juxtapose a temporal earth, with waterfalls, wave and wind-blown grass, to the sun as it erupts with flares and storms; on view through May 3.
Fisherman's Market & Grill: 1032 West Marine View Drive, Everett; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Featuring Shawn Southwick whose work in oil is traditional expressionist. Opening reception 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6; up through May 2.
Lynnwood Library Gallery: 19200 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood; Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, 425-670-5518. Landscape artist Kelly Sooter's work is featured in "An Intimate Portrait of the West" with her pieces in oil, gouache and texture combine classical and impressionist styles; named 2012 Volunteer of the Year by the Arts Council of Snohomish County, she is represented by MaJe Gallery of Edmonds; up through April 25.
Mountlake Terrace Library Gallery: 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-776-8722; www.sno-isle.org. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Kiah Helms Photography Exhibit captures unique images and contrasts in color. Kiah is an eighth grader at Brier Terrace Middle School.
Ornamental Arts Gallery: 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105,Marysville. 425-422-5232; OrnamentalArtsGallery.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday; featuring this month watercolor artist Coleen Allen who paints large and creates a soft, balanced look with still lifes, horses and flora; she teaches watercolor technique the fourth Thursday of every month at the gallery; public reception 4 to 7 p.m. April 5 with live music by Paul Ninehouse, American Indian wooden flute player.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org. "Fiber Art," a new exhibit that features diverse pieces from Whidbey Island Surface Design, including a quilt made from electronic art digitally printed onto fabric and extensively stitched, to a sculptural wall installation of swimming fish with bodies shaped from woven "gutter guard" wire; 23 artists are featured; up through April 5.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. "Premonitions and Remembrance," is an exhibit of paintings and installations by Mike Adams, an abstract visionary of 3-D art; up through April 12.
Wisedesignz: 2908 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-259-2361; www.wisedesignz. For the month of April, it's Lily Chang featuring "The Art of Chinese Painting Scroll." Artist reception 4 to 7 p.m. April 20 during the Everett Art Walk.
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com. Potter Marcia Muchnick is featured in April along with her rustic functional pottery for everyday use; Artworks First Friday reception 5 to 8 p.m. April 5 with live music by guitarist Quinn Firzpatrick, light snacks and beverages.
Brackenwood Gallery of Fine Art: 302 First St., Langley; 360-221-2978; www.brackenwoodgallery.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. "Discerning Eyes," is a photography exhibit featuring artists Rich Frishman, Earl Olsen, Ed Severinghaus, Skip Smith, and Kim Tinuviel. Up through April 29.
Braeburn Restaurant: 197 D Second St., Langley; 360-221-3211; www.braeburnlangley.com/; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; featuring the works of painter Dan Burroughs.
Freeland Art Studios: 1660 Roberta Ave., Freeland; freelandartstudios.com; 2nd annual Freeland Art Studios Open House, noon to 4 p.m. May 19. Refreshments served.
Garry Oak Gallery: 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor; 360-240-0222; www.garryoakgallery.com/; open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., first Friday of each month, till 8 p.m. The gallery's newest artists are: Marcia Muchnick, free form pottery; Michael Watkins, photography; Ron Apgar fused glass and Gay Shuell, carved and embellished gourds.
MUSEO: 215 First St., Langley, 360-221-7737, www.museo.cc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The upcoming April Garden Show is a celebration of art and nature where more than 30 artists will be displaying works that signal that spring is on its way.
Penn Cove Gallery: 9 Front St., Coupeville; 360-678-1176; www.penncovegallery.com/; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday; Mark Skullerud paints the Pacific Northwest landscape in restrained colors and loosely controlled paint. Meet him from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17. Up through April.
Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102, www.ravenrocksstudio.com. "Whimsy Island: New Wonders from Mary Jo Oxrieder & Lynne Adams" will be on exhibit April 5 to May 2. A springtime show with new items from Oxrieder that include mixed media wall-plaques, scrumble dolls, watercolor and acrylic paintings and from Adams, unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings made with gemstones, found objects and hand-felted beads. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. April 5.
Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515; www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. "Earth & Oceans - Celebrating Mother Earth" running through April.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; www.WhidbeyArtists.com; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; featured artist for April is Ron Ward, who does 2-D encaustic and 3-D bronze pieces.
Museum of Northwest Art: 121 S. First St., La Conner; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 360-466-4446; www.museumofnwart.org; "Rik Allen: Seeker": Allen lands his interstellar sculptural works in the main gallery with his metal and glass spaceships evoking the galaxies; up through June 9.
Also: "Allen Moe: The Earth Below" illustrates the interactions of sand, water, and gravity at the mouth of the Skagit River; artist talk 2 p.m. April 14. Up through June 9.
And: "Structures from the Permanent Collection" is a multiple media grouping of architectural landscapes and sculptures; up through June 9.
Edmonds School District Student artists: Students in grades K-12 and home-schooled students can submit their art in the Student Exhibit of the Edmonds Arts Festival. Open class entries will be received and photographed at the Edmonds School District Office, 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood, May 2 and 3. Guidelines for entry are posted on the Student Exhibit page at www.edmondsartsfestival.com/the-festival/student-art.
Pin to Win: Schack Art Center is offering a $250 Schack gift certificate to anyone who wants to share a photograph of their artwork. All you do is pin a photo of artwork made by you at the Schack to the social media site Pinterest and email the image link to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Schack will repin it to their "Made at the Schack Pinterest Giveaway" board. If you are not on Pinterest, email your photo with a description to email@example.com. One winner will be selected at random after April 19. Visit schack.org for complete giveaway terms and conditions.
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